The Alverbank Country House Hotel, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QT
Vic Hutfield was a pioneer in the transport world in the early 20th century, ambitiously building an array of vehicles and planes in his home town of Gosport.
Vic’s greatest achievements must be constructing aircraft. In 1909 he built the RAS monoplane, possibly one of the first aircraft in Britain to fly without an aided take off. This was the same year that Bleriot became the first person to fly over the English Channel.
His great niece Brenda Gilbert compiled the autobiography from extracts from Vic’s diary, called Gosport’s Unknown Engineer, all about the life and works of her relative, who died in 1966 aged 78. This will be shown to you in video form and Brenda will be on hand to answer questions about her great uncle Vic.
Presentation lasts approx 60 mins. Please arrive 15 mins early.
Wednesday 18 September: 1400
No Booking Needed – Just turn and enjoy
Some free parking by hotel, especially suitable for disabled or elderly visitors. Also lots of ‘pay to park’ spaces on the main bay road. Close to X5 and 9/9a bus routes. The Alverbank offers a wide range of refreshment/food throughout this time. Bar snacks, full meals, afternoon teas, and delicious ice creams are all available to purchase.
Please arrive 10 mins before the start time to choose your seats.
If you are interested in finding out more about the history of flying in Gosport, you might also like to book on a tour of the Airfield Museum at HMS Sultan on Sat 21 Sept.
Brenda Gilbert and The Alverbank Hotel
Turn off Stokes Bay Road opposite the sea wall.
For travel information about how to get to and around Gosport, click here.